DECEMBER

David Caldevilla Fights to Keep Health Record Charges Reasonable

de la Parte & Gilbert along with Clark & Martino and the Jeeves Law Group have filed class action lawsuits against HealthPort Technologies and Bactes Imaging, two of the nation's largest medical records copy companies, claiming that they are overcharging patients for copies of their own medical records in Florida.

As a result of this litigation, an injunction was recently entered against HealthPort requiring them to cease and desist from overcharging. In response to the litigation, HealthPort and Bactes have lobbied the Florida Board of Medicine to amend the rules governing the permitted copy fees in order to quadruple the prices to patients from $0.25 per page to $1 per page. The Board proposed amendments to their current rules to authorize this change on December 4th and 5th at a public meeting in Tampa. David Caldevilla was interviewed by Tampa Bay Times reporter, Jodie Tillman, following the meeting.

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Kristin Melton Comments on Jameis Winston Student Conduct Hearing in Associated Press Article

de la Parte & Gilbert associate, Kristin Melton, talked with Associated Press reporter, Kareem Copeland, about Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston's student code of conduct hearing that began on December 2, 2014. The resulting article outlines the key details of the hearing including the parties involved, a brief history about the case, possible sanctions, when a ruling is expected, and the appellate process.

Kristin, who has experience in administrative law and in representing clients involved with NCAA compliance cases, explained the difference between the code of conduct hearing and a criminal procedure.

With the worldwide reach of the AP, Kristin's commentary was featured on nearly every television and radio news site, online publication, and daily newspaper including USA Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and ESPN.

See the complete story on the Associated Press web site.